As summer winds down and everyone gets back into the groove of routines, there are some exciting festivals and events that are going on around Kansas City, Kan. From long-running festivals like the Kansas City Renaissance Festival to the exciting new Tacos and Tequila event at Legends Field, there's something fun for everyone this fall. These outdoor events are the perfect way to enjoy entertainment with family and friends while social distancing.
Below is a list of special events happening this fall. Make sure to check our Calendar of Events for a complete list of events and updates!
2021 Kansas City Renaissance FestivalBack to Top of List
September 4th – October 17th
This is the 44th annual Kansas City Renaissance Festival! Since its debut in September 1977, the Kansas City Renaissance Festival has become one of the biggest festivals in America. It is today one of the largest Renaissance Festivals in the country, with an annual attendance of 200,000. Join in on this long-running tradition by visiting the festival grounds in Bonner Springs, Kan. Make memories with your whole family at the KC Renaissance Festival! Making pirate hats and fairy wands, watching the children's knighting ceremony, maypole dancing, meeting and greeting performers, and more will be among the activities available! Click for more information HERE.
Jonathan Apple WeekendBack to Top of List
Friday, September 3rd – Monday, September 6th
U-Pick Jonathan Apples will be available on Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Hamburgers and hotdogs will be available for purchase all weekend. We will have our new treat apple pie nachos and lots more like cider slushes, apple cider donuts, apple crisp take-and-bake, apple pie egg rolls and many more sweet treats. More information HERE.
Taco Royale: KCK Taco CrawlBack to Top of List
Friday, September 10th
Take part in the inaugural Taco Royale self-led taco tour put on by the KC Chamber, the Welcoming Coalition, the Central Avenue Betterment Association (CABA), and Open Belly Podcast. In addition, attendees will be able to enjoy a taco from each of the 15 participating restaurants. Taco Royale participants receive a map, a bracelet, and a serving at each participating restaurant. More information HERE.
913 DayBack to Top of List
Monday, September 13th
For this year's 913 Day, we are excited to celebrate all things Wyandotte County. Let us know what local promotions and events are going on in Wyandotte County, volunteer opportunities, and favorite attractions. A map is being developed to show how #WyCoLovesLocal businesses, organizations, and neighborhoods. More information HERE.
The American Royal World Series of BarbecueBack to Top of List
Thursday, September 16th – Sunday, September 19th, 2021
The American Royal World Series of Barbecue is the largest barbecue contest in the WORLD and the biggest fundraiser for the American Royal! What we raise that weekend goes straight to our mission of supporting youth and education in agriculture. Wanna be a part of the smoky goodness? Our BBQ Festival in Kansas City this September promises to be unlike any you've ever experienced. There will be live music, delicious BBQ, activities for both big and little ones (Saturday is better for the little ones), and a vendor fair you won't want to miss. We welcome everyone! Stay tuned for more information, and mark your calendars More information HERE.
Tacos and TequilaBack to Top of List
Saturday, September 25th
Kick back with your favorite throwback artists while enjoying KCK's best taco vendors throughout the festival. You can wash down those tacos with margs and tequila. You can expect Lucha Libre Wrestling, Chihuahua Beauty Pageant, Exotic Cars, Salsa & Hot Sauce Competition, Artistic Photo Ops, and more! Performances by Ludacris, Mario, Twista, Bobby V, Petey Pablo, and more are being announced as the date approaches!
Experience the brand new renovated Legends Field! We will have the biggest throwback party of the summer, so bring the crew and enjoy an afternoon of great food and great music. More information HERE.
Fall Fest at Common Ground with KC Farm SchoolBack to Top of List
Saturday October 2nd
The celebration of a farm community to enjoy, explore, and imagine. This community celebration is held on Common Ground, our eleven-acre expansion. This open-space farm just east of our beloved Gibbs Road Farm will be the perfect place for the community to enjoy, explore, and imagine what it can become. Tickets are pay what you can!
More information HERE.
Fairfax FestivalBack to Top of List
Thursday, October 7th
The festival will feature live music, a beer and wine garden, local food, raffles, a lawn game tournament, and historical boat rides, as well as a very special guest! At 4 p.m., the North American B25-D Mitchell Bomber (built in Fairfax during WWII) will fly over the city. at the Fairfax Festival. There will be opportunities to meet the B25-D pilots and….Rosie Riveters. More information HERE.